COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Qualifying began on Tuesday for the 100th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb.
All three sections of the course were open to drivers making their early morning practice runs.
The Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama division revved up for qualifying runs on the lower section of the course. Cam Ingram behind the wheel of his No. 9 2020 Porsche GT4 Clubsport was top qualifier in the division.
Time Attack 1 drivers also completed their qualifying attempts today with David Donohue in the top spot.
Time Attack 1 competitor, Sead Causevic, made two attempts, but flipped the car just past the Start Line on his third. Causevic was not injured.
Rhys Millen, Tommy Boileau and James Clay ran well through the middle section, setting top times in the Pikes Peak Open division. Millen’s time was 2:26.411 behind the wheel of the 2016 E-Motion Porsche GT3R TT.
The Open Wheel division was led by 2021 Rookie of the Year, Codie Vahsholtz, in the 2013 Ford Open with a section time of 2:33.656. Paul Dallenbach in a new entry, a 2020 Sierra Alpha also had good runs.
For Exhibition, David Donner turned the fastest time of 2:38.612 in his ‘22 Porsche Turbo S. Blake Fuller crashed at Cog Cut when his Tesla overshot the braking zone, ending up in the boulders, but was able to walk away uninjured.
The first day of practice was rough on the Unlimited class. Dan Novembre, Rod Millen and Robin Shute all experienced mechanical issues preventing them from making full runs.
Derek Boyd in his ‘08 Mitsubishi Evo X with a 2:48.581 notched the fastest time.